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Friday, 16 September 2016

By 2018, South African students should be able to apply for and study Witchcraft in universities and other higher institutions, government has decided. This was revealed by the South African Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, who spoke during a meeting with representatives of students' union bodies on Wednesday.

His words:
"There is a lot we can learn from witchcraft, like how they fly in that winnowing basket. Imagine if we learn that skill. It will eradicate traffic jams and everyone will just get in their basket and fly.

"It also means we will not be importing fuel anymore.

"I spoke to Gibs (Minister of Home affairs Malusi Gigaba) and he agreed to issue witches from outside South Africa with permanent residence permits.

"I heard Malawi and Zimbabwe have an impressive collection of witches. We are hoping they will heed the call."
The announcement was met with vocal displeasure by the crowd who members booed Nzimande's speech while some others laughed, says reports in South African media.

Update: The so called news is fiction. After much investigation, I found out that the story originated from satire blog LiveMonitor Satire although many credible news outlets have carried the report.
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